October starts the beginning of one of my favorite times of the year to teach. It’s holiday after holiday and let’s be honest, holidays make learning a blast! I am excited. My kids are excited. It is a recipe for fun. I love combining science and language arts with pumpkins. There are so many great pumpkin books that teach students everything they need to know about pumpkins, while others take students on a wild pumpkin ride. Here are my favorite 12 pumpkin books. Are you looking for more pumpkin ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here.
Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis
Join three siblings in a bumpin’ thumpin’ and delicious adventure with a gigantic pumpkin.
From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer
Bring readers into the pumpkin patch to find out how little seeds transform into large pumpkins.
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
After Rebecca buries a giant pumpkin that lands in her yard, she has to deal with the consequences.
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Explore the dynamics of friendships as three friends squabble over making pumpkin soup.
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
Explore counting and estimation in this fun, pumpkin-themed book.
The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons
From growing them, to their traditional uses and cultural significance, this book is all about pumpkins.
Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
Join Jamie as he plants a pumpkin seed, watches it grow through the summer, and harvests it for Halloween.
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson
Bouncy verse and colorful pictures show a pumpkin patch move through its natural cycle.
Pumpkin Town! by Katie McKy
Pumpkins start to take over a town after five brothers scatter pumpkin seeds everywhere.
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin by Sonali Fry
A fun play in ‘itsy bitsy spider’ makes a perfect Halloween nursery rhyme.
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum
A beautifully photographed picture book about everyone’s favorite fall treat.
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
Two mice want the same pumpkin and have to learn to work together to win a competition.
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